The Litepanels Gemini 2×1 announced in 2017 received a very warm reception on its release. Those who have purchased and use them absolutely love them. But sometimes you need something a little smaller, so Litepanels announced the Gemini 1×1 earlier this year. We heard that Litepanels were going to be at IBC 2019, so we decided to swing by the stand to find out more about them and what they can do.
The Litepanels Gemini lights compete pretty much head-on with the Arri SkyPanels, which are very common in higher-end production. The Geminis come in at a slightly lower price point, though, with the Gemini 1×1 ranging from around $2,600 to $3,200 and the Arri SkyPanel S30 ranging from between $2,925 up to $4,200.
The Gemini 1×1 is an RGBWW light, offering CCT mode, allowing you to choose a colour temperature, HSI mode, letting you set any hue, saturation and brightness level you wish, and there’s a gel mode, which lets you simulate commonly used lighting gels. As you’d expect with a light of this calibre, it also features DMX to let you control one or multiple lights remotely from a single control unit – or mobile device. And it has built-in effects, such as fire, police lights, paparazzi, lightning, etc., too.
Power can come from either one or two V-Mount batteries. On a single battery, you’ll get up to 90% of maximum power, and on a pair, you’ll be able to go up to 100%. And with the new Anton Bauer Titon SL 240 watt-hour battery, it’ll run for a little over an hour at maximum output.
The Litepanels Gemini 1×1 comes in various packages and configurations and is available to buy now from $2,600 up to about $3200.